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In a possible one-on-one contest in 2010, whom would you vote for Governor of Biliran:

Mayor Susan Velasquez-Parilla 84.10 % (201)
former Rep. Gerardo “Gerry” Espina, Sr. 15.90 % (38)

This is not a scientific poll

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37 COMMENTS

  1. MAYOR SUSAN V. PARILLA IS A VERY GOOD PERSON.BUT WHEN IT COMES TO LEADERS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS,I ADVISE ALL BILIRANONS TO GO FOR GERRY BOY ESPINA.MORE PROJECTS.CLEAN AND GREEN BILIRAN AND MORE IMPROVEMENTS COMING. THEY WERE IN THE SAME PARTY WHEN ESPINAS STARTED POLITICS IN BILIRAN.DAGHANG SALAMAT UG MAAYO UNTA KON MAGKAHIUSA ANG TANAN ALANG SA MAUSWAGON NGA BILIRAN.

  2. I would like to VOTE Navalinians pride Mayor Susan Velasquez-Parilla. She is kind and honest politician to here people.

    Go!! Mayor Susan All BILIRANON SUPPORT YOU..

  3. Maayo unta c mayor susan down to earth iya kabuotan pero i doubt if she can discharge her duties and functions becoz karon pa la gani nga mayor cya diha sa Naval daghan man gani nagpaka mayor mayor pod diha sa iya opisina. That, some constituents of that municipality were dismayed

  4. ATTENTION ILAYA BRGY CAPTAIN:
    DUNAY GUBA NGA DRAINAGE MANHOLE NAA ATBANG SA INYONG BRGY HALL (NIT SIDE),. ONE WEEK NA KANANG WALAY TABON. DILIKADO KUNG DUNAY MAHULOG NGA BATA. HAPIT NA RA BA ANG KALAG-KALAG UG SIGURADO KO NGA DAGHANG MGA TAWO NGA MOAGI DIHA.

  5. Biliranon 1,

    Kitaa na lang ang buhat (o walay buhat) ni Dok Rabbit sa sulod sa 9 ka tuig. Mao nay basihanan. Pareho ra ma na silang punua sa kapayas ug si Gerrybak, nga gikan sa bilahan ni Pugak Bandido. Unya patuuhon mi nimo nga ubos sa iyang liderato, matupungan niya ang nabuhat ni Rep. Chong isip congressman? Duda ko aning imong promo da.

  6. Biliranon,

    wla pa diay ka mag mata, nakasabot naman ka unsay binuhatan nila.. same family nga pero lisod doolon damo pod matabunan nga sayop..ky same family lng man cla kung cla mulosot. looy napod ang mga tawo..MAYOR SUSAN ANG DAPAT SA PWESTO PAG KA GOBERNADOR..ayaw mo pag paka buta og bungol Biliranon..

  7. Basin na pod may moingon nga sa blogg lang kini nga result dili kini ang sentimiento sa katawhang Biliranon.

    The high percentage points that mayor Susan earned here justifies how the majority of Navaleno and Biliranon for that matter likes her to govern Biliran compared to the former mayor and Cong. Gerger Espina..

    Bloggers here have families in the island and said result will affect positively in favor of Mayor Susan.. no one can deny that phenomena percentage wise… But of course if coercion, vote buying, political maneuverings will somehow affect her candidacy but over all, the people of Biliran speaks…… They no longer want the former cong.. or their trust to govern of the former mayor is now waning.

    Opinion ko lang kini. I might be wrong but based on my relatives assessments in there.. this is the real trend…. I don’t wanna say more..

  8. I don’t like to sound negative but Mayor Susan has what it takes to be on top of Biliran governorship…

    I do not like Gerry Boy…. He does not have the real reason to be in power. He does not possess the ideality of being a Biliranon.

    He is not born in Biliran and he will never be one even if he tries.
    His lifestyle is not suited in the island… He should run in Quezon City.

  9. TUO-TUO,
    MUAWAW MO UY!!! TUO TINGALI MO NGA MAO NA GYOD NA ANG pulso sa katilngban…KADAKO ANG DEFICIENCY SA RATING NI MAYOR SUSAN UG ESPINA NO? ambot no kung ang atong sukdon ang kalse sa pagdumala sa pnga gobernohan nila? KARON KAY NAKAUNINAW NAMAN TA SULOD UG PILA KA TUIG NGA ILANG PAGKUPOT SA PODER,UNSA MAN? ABER…ABER…IKUMPARA DAW NATO ANG KABUTANG KANIADTO UG KARON SA merkado…terminal…ug trapik sa kakalsadaan..ug bisag ang kahinlo o kahapsay sa naval angayan pod naton timbang-timbangon ang ilang pagdumala…AYAW NALANG NATO IAPIL ANG KAAYUHAN O PROYEKTO NGA NAIBUBO NGARI,KAY obvious na kaayo kinsa nakadaghan sa ila…okey?

  10. Utip I rather go to unexperienced but very caring Governor compared to a politician who have been a commissioner, a congressman and a mayor…

    Why? his experience have proven that he had not done good to the province… Ang iyang Curricular vitae lang ang iyang giseguro ang iyang mga constituents maoy nag abaga sa mga bayarang buwis nga most likely usa siya sa nag instigar niana…

    Kinsa may ningdato Utip ang imong amo or ang mga Biliranon?
    Kinsa may mobayad anang dakong bayranan sa buwis si pawiks or si Gerrybak ba?

    Ingon pa lagi ko nga moreact dayon ang mga guilty parties aning survey result… If it;s Utip then it must not be good blog.
    PAnguwat na pod Gong sa imong mga blog… Wa nay motuo sa imo hihihihihihihihihihi

  11. can i ask something ang biliran province compose ra og naval municipality ra…or mas maau e try ninyo survey sa lain town diha makita ninyo kung parilla ba or espina…pero im sure wala sa ela ang pilion sa lain town….espina after how many yers ala jud nakatabang sa amoa district (2nd)…..parilla…pareho ra sa espina ala sad nakatabang kadto cya pa ang gov. samot na kung kanang baye……sana wala nalang governor at congressman…..wala naman silbi mga yan……dapat mayor nalang……..

  12. Just tickled my mind; I wonder how the survey is done? Who and what kind of entity that made the survey, is it non-partisan or partisan? How credible was the survey? How was it done? Who were the subject of the survey. Infairness to you mr. Admin, clarify my querries, modesty aside. Keep me away from doubt…lamat daghan.!

  13. KUNG C GERRY BOY UG SUSAN PARILLA PILI-AN, NATURAL ARI GYUD KO NI SUSAN. MOINGON CLA WALAY PROJECT? BASIN UG MGA BUTA MO. WALA NA INTAWON
    SULOD ANG PANUDLANAN SA MUNISIPYO PAG SIBAT SA
    TIGUWANG. SUHITO KO ANA NI GERRY BOY KAY BATOS
    GYUD KO ANA SADTO, SA DINHA PA POD NA SA MUNISIPYO. CGE LANG KUHA NI AYEN UG KWARTA.
    PAHUWAY NAMO MGA ESPINA UY!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Palihug kinsa ba dihay makatubag ani kang Ako mizmo, kay morag nagpaka naalimungawan lang ni.

    Ang bi.com ang nag survey niini sa mga surfers ug bloggers dinhi. Partisan ba o non-partisan ba ang bi.com? Ikaw nay bahala pag tubag.

    How credible is the survey? Tubag: As credible as many on-line surveys.

    How was it done? Dunay poll section sa Page One aning website. Dunay question, mopili ka sa imong tubag, unya ipindot nimo ang “Vote” button. Usa ra ka boto ang marehistro sa Internet sa kada computer nga gigamit.

    Who were the subject of the survey? Mga surfers ug bloggers sa bi.com.

  15. #9 Utip
    With the imperfections, and inadequacy ni Mayora Susan in her 3 years as mayor of naval, wala ka mangutana why wala sya maka move, deliver Big Impact results? Kay naang majority sa mga bandido espina nga members sa SB maoy hinungdan. The delatory tactics of the SB members sa mga bandido espina are the by-products of the expertise of Tigulang Espina usa ka Marcos Die-Hard kaniadto ug karon (Motto: “Bisan kinsang mubabag sa dalan, PUTLON AGAD”). Atty Parilla is perceived by the Bandido as “tinik sa lalamunan” putol iya life. Now, ConGlenn’s Dad is perceived as the enemy of the bandidos, remember the June 07 2007 incident that killed barcelo and another parilla?

    It is pay-back time UTIP! Dapat c mayora ang governor sa 2010-2013, ug dapat suportahan mga taga Biliran ang mga candidato line-up nga Pro-Susan ug Pro-Chong para ma expedite pro-poor services nga may transparency ug good governance advocacy, unlike sa imong amo Utip nga si Doc Utang Espina.

  16. KKB;

    I agree with you.
    Blogger who voted cannot be accused of being bias so does BI.com.

    First to have to go to that portion where you choose whomever between Mayor Parilla and Cong. Espina will you choose as the next Biliran Governor.

    BI.com accepts your vote and what’s good in here is that the site doesn’t allow multi voting scheme… kana bang moboto ka kagadhang beses dili pareha sa Pinoy Idol.

    Kung pila ang ningbotar depende na sa gusto mobotar.. wala kana pugning sa BI.com.. Ug dili pod mopili ang site kung kinsa lang ang pabotaron..

    Unsa may bias ani nga this survey is open to everyone. Dili pod nato maakusahan nga kini nga survey anti Espina or pro Susan for the reason I have mentioned above.

    Please check the trend of the previous surveys in here and notice that it allboils down to one thing……Ayaw na ng mga taga Biliran sa dynasty… This kind of surveys must serve as an eye opener for the concerned that views of the people no matter how remotely you can contest in regards to its veracity and relavance, they speak for themselves…

  17. KKB; thanks but no thanks…appreciate your effort..you not only enlightened my tickled mind, but also unveil the blueprint of the survey…no thanks because you kinda’ insult me…i am aware of survey posted at bi.com homepage, but what i am not aware of, is if these survey is the same survey mr.admin posted on these site, i thought they got it from an independent polling survey or other surveys concerning this.notice that it never mentioned the origin of the survey. Anyhow, it made me realized, that its another SLAP ON THEIR FACE..that face that launch a thousand bank checks… (courtesy of taxpayer) huwag kanang mahiya ka naman…

  18. Tanan tawo naay pagka maayo ug pagka dautan:

    Nagtuo nga si mayor susan maayo, tan awa ang iyang pamilya diri sa naval. Iyang mga ginikanan wana mag ipon mga buhi nang dagko, naa si naning pirmi sa simbahan. Si susan naa nay ready pila palang kabuwan gikan namatay si gov danny.

    Kinsa ang naa pirmi makit an nga magsuporta sa simbahan, maoy maayo, pastilan mga taga naval, klarohon ni nato, mao nga daghan ang nagkamingaw ang simbahan kay ang atong mga kaparian double standard.

  19. allam maiso 18
    unswa nagkamingaw na ang simbahan? Gui extend naman gani hinuon ang church, unya muingun ka nga nagkamingaw!! ang imung mga amo hinuon ma oi nag tika hilis…GO…GO…PROLEND

  20. To Allam Maiso:

    We are not after the kind of family mayor Susan has as you alleged. Who has a perfect family at all anyway? probably yours is but how and why it is perfect?

    The questions here are simply stated as follows:

    a. Was there any anomaly in the Mayors office that she instigated herself while she is in office?

    b. Does she have unfinished projects such as Naval Gym which is built in credit? Are all her projects pinangalan niya sa pamilya niya?

    c. Does she have Corvette and horses as well as pansabong na manok just like Gerrybak?

    d. Are there some people working on her behalf who do coersion and manipulation of people’s money?

    e. Is she not doing her best as Naval Mayor?

    These are just some of the issues that motivated us to support her.. wala siyang bisyo na sabong kabayo at di mo siya makikitang paikot ikot sa Naval riding in a car like corvette.
    How about that Allam…

  21. MAYOR SUSAN PARILLA IS NOT INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR SO DON’T PUSH IT, ALRIGHT? SHE IS BENT ON RUNNING FOR MAYOR AGAIN COZ SHE LOVE HER HOMETOWN.

    LET’S SUPPORT A PURE BILIRANON LIKE CHARLIE CHAN IN 2010.

    LET’S PUSH IT….

  22. Charlie Chan? Kung corrupt ang nga epina mas labaw na siya.. Remember katung naguba ang biliran bridge.. Tag 2 pesos per head ang iyang singil , infact gibayran na siya sa provincial government. Ug usa pa tawo ni siya sa nga espina!!

  23. Hi Bay;

    Until someone posted a blog in here officially declaring that Mayor Susan is not interested in running as Biliran Governor we still are hoping that said position is her to have with as far as we are concerned.

    Well if what you preempt is true then give us convincing reasons why we have to subscribe Charlie Chan as our governor…

    Please let us all know his plata porma de politica as well as his prospective plans in making a difference to the present political situation in Biliran. What rectifications will he need to address to the outstanding issues that the island’s political climate is now experiencing?

    I come to know him as well .His PR is good but we have considered GC’s father as our option should Mayor Susan will choose to run her second term as Naval Mayor. I believe GC made his point and we have been convinced of his justifications.

    For me, it is nice to have our candidates present before us a clear platform politically-wise so that Biliranons will no longer blindly subscribe to politicians who has personal motivation to run for any public office.

    Good day to you Bay.. and Good luck to your initiatives and information campaign to give Biliran alternative candidates whom we voters will be choosing with to represent us in Biliran Provincial Government.

  24. …….. happy hallowen!!!!!!!!!

    salamat sa mga comments about mayora SUSAN PARILLA, in my deepest observation, dili ug dili jud na sya mopapili pag ka GOVERNOR , kay iya sa limpyohon ang utang sa lunsod sa Naval, ang gibilin sa unang politiko nga maoy nagpinangutang.

    salamat sa mga Espina, kay sila ang nagpamata sa isip sa mga katawhan kung unsa kanindot ang maka kwarta gikan sa panudlanan sa atong gobyerno. But in fairness, sila jud bitaw ang nagpanindot sa mga kalunsuran ug labina dinha sa lunsod sa Naval.

  25. biliran lass

    POWER CORRUPTS, ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY…dats how political dynasty behaves..

    Actually, i don’t know yet d political flatform of Mayor Chan but i believe he will be a good governor. Pertaining to corruption, i can assure you he is not that corrupt as compared to those running our province right now.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

  26. I have to agree with biliran lass that prospective candidates should present their political platforms before an honest-to-goodness decision can be made. But, the way I see it, the objective of the BI staff by doing the survey here is just to get the ideas (and reactions) of netizens and BI bloggers on a possible two-way race for governorship. If I’m getting it right, this survey does not make a pretense to be statistically significant in its sampling or to be scientific in its methods. So, let’s give it a rest and just post our comments away.

    Having said that, allow me to expound on biliran lass’ comments. While you are right in pointing out that politicians need to present their platforms, even if they actually do, there is just no active political party and citizenry particularly in Biliran Province that would hold these candidates to their platforms and election promises.

    Take the case of Glenn Chong. He ran on a platform of “new politics” and good governance. Where is he three years into his term? Is he far different from the Espinas? Did he, as a matter of fact, bring new politics and good governance into Biliran? Is he any different? These are questions that his voters and supporters should bravely ask themselves (and that includes me).

    Glenn Chong’s acts are known. We know he’s built roads. We know he stood in the Naval gym to denounce the prolend project. We know he has school buses. But, we also know that he supported Con Ass. He kowtowed to the GMA administration. His jumping the boat to join the administration party (a sinking boat, if I may add) is one fool proof fact. We know he berated AVSECOM personnel at the DZR Airport.

    This is getting long. What I’m simply saying is that since Glenn Chong started us on this path of new politics and good governance, then, that is the bar that we should uphold and that we should subject present and would-be politicians. We start with Glenn Chong himself and then down the line.

  27. …….me!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ayoko sa politiko na takot na takot sa dinastiya…
    Personally wala akoy comment kang Miss Lucy pero dako ra ba iyang papel sa libog libog nga pag suspend sa Caibiran mayor..

    Basta sa iyang performance dako kaayo ang pangutana sa mga voters sa Caibiran nganong ningtugot siya sa pagmina sa bukid sa Caibiran.. Siya pod diay ang nag preside aron ma suspend ang Mayora sa Caibiran.. due to POLITICAL Reasons!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dili lali ang iyang balatunon aron sa mga nagbagang isyu nga iyang gipanguluhan….. Ayoko ng tuta nga dinasitya..
    Ayoko sa politikong walang bayag lumaban kung ano ang makatwiran at ano ang tama..

    Sayang maayo pa naman record sa iyang pamilya..pero sa iyang personal nga gibuhat isip Vice governor..
    It is a kiss of death for her to run under the tutelage of the most curropt family in the political history of Biliran province…

    Ayaw namin ng tuta at ayaw namin ng puppet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I junk ang mga taong may kinalaman sa pagmina sa Caibiran at doon sa di makatuwirang pagsuspend sa Mayor ng Caibiran.

  28. Blogger #23;

    “Charlie Chan? Kung corrupt ang nga epina mas labaw na siya.. Remember katung naguba ang biliran bridge.. Tag 2 pesos per head ang iyang singil , infact gibayran na siya sa provincial government. Ug usa pa tawo ni siya sa nga espina!”

    HEY CORRUPT: I heard this issue several times but no one bothers to answer this…. I also paid P2.00 kung mutabok ko niari niadtong naguba ang bridge pero dili ako kabalo nga kang Mayor Chan kana…. He also served as VIce Governor under the noses of the Espinas..
    I personally cannot comment on these issues so we better ask BAY to do the explaining…….BAY START FROM THESE ISSUES PLEASE AND SHARE YOU KNOWLEDGE AND JUSTIFICATION ABOUT THESE MATTERS….

    I am still subscribing either Mayor Susan or Charlie Chong…..obviously because I got convinced of their reasons to serve the Province… GC have made his golden touch out of them…If it comes from GC then I presume it must be good regardless of his affinity to Charlie Chong and regardless of his close friendship of Mayor Susan sana isama ninyo ang mayor sa Caibiran at Maripipi at iba pa na puwede ninyong pagkatiwalaan to be in your party nga without personal reservations and motivation to serve ..

  29. BILIRANON

    I RESPECT YOUR OPINION. BUT I HAVE A GREATER CAUSE TO WORK AND PROTECT… THAT IS THE LIBERATION OF THE PEOPLE OF BILIRAN FROM THE CLUTCHES OF THE GREEDY AND MALEVOLENT FAMILY THAT CONTROLLED US FOR 12 YEARS. THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY OBJECTIVE!

    WHATEVER MEANS OR STRATEGIES I USE TO PROSECUTE THAT FIGHT IN ORDER TO WIN FOR OUR PEOPLE… I WILL DO IT! IF YOU OBJECT TO THE MEANS IN WHICH I PROSECUTE THAT FIGHT TO FREE BILIRAN AND OUR PEOPLE… YOU ARE ALWAYS FREE TO DO SO AND I RESPECT THAT.

    BUT JUDGING FROM THE TENOR OF YOUR POSTS… I CAN UNDERSTAND YOUR BIAS FOR THE MALEVOLENT FAMILY… TAKE AS AN EXAMPLE… “BERATING THE AVSECOM SECURITY”… I WILL ANSWER YOU THIS WAY… I AM HUMAN, I HAVE EMOTIONS… AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, I AM NOT PLASTIC AND I AM NOT A LIAR. DEFINITELY, I AM NOT LIKE THE MALEVOLENT FAMILY IN THAT RESPECT.

    YOU CAN START DISSECTING ME NOW IF YOU WISH TO…

  30. unsa kaha no?
    sa pagkakaron ang topnocher pa naman sa survey mao ang LP bearer nga si noynoy aquino ug ang NP standard bearer nga si manny villar…ABANGAN!!! ANG FEELING NGA PAGHARI NI CONG.CHONG SA partido sa malakanyang…

  31. pastilan ning mga minirama nga lihok ni OPAW perme ghyud
    mabuklo ni Congressman. Bista c OPAW ESPINA TIGUWANG.
    Nag dala napod ug flying voters taga Tacloban tingali tong
    ilang gipadala. Blisan unsaon pa ninyo ug pang lingbong
    latakan gad mo dre sa NAVAL uy!!!!!!! PANGULI MO SA
    MANILA MGA ESPINA UY!!!!! mGA WAY UWAW!!!!!!
    KAMO RAy nagdala ug samok dinhi sa NAVAL
    #$#%#% M O NG T A N A N>

  32. ang top sa survey pagka presidente c NOYNOY, sa
    MANILA ra na ting!!!!!! maayo tingali mamati ta sa ila
    mga presidentiables ug debate ug kin sa gyud
    angayan sa ilang tanan.

  33. Utip;

    Utip people will never forget how Villar manipulated Erap’s case before and through his treacherous moves he did succeed in passing said case to the Senate.

    Kla ninyo nakalimutan na ng masa ang kanyang ginawa… Yes he is constantly roving around having the press take pictures of him doing this and doing that….Pero kutob ra na diha…

    Latakan man kana siya sa sunod survey ni Noy ug ni Gab.
    Villar has the funds but Noy has the showbiz and business people to reckon with… Gab has the machinery (a strong one at that) and Erap has the masa .

    Noy, gab and Erap will have the voting edge compared to the jumping jack Manny who has the same strategy of your amo who jumps from one party to the other… ang tawag diay aning estilo de buko ni Pawiks is party jumpy of poltical butterfly nga KUNG WALA NAY BUTTER MO FLY..

    let us see how the trend works…… basin madehado si manny moambak na pod mong kasapi sa dinastiya sa laing party… Nothing is impossible to the desperate clan to embarce anything and anyways to cling to power where they get rich quickly and treacherously at that…

    Si PAwiks talaga mahilig lumipad at dumapo sa kung saan saan hihihihihihihi

  34. Rep. Glenn A. Chong:

    NEW POLITICS and GOOD GOVERNANCE were the theme of your campaign speeches and political platform. While liberating the Biliranons from the Espinas is an important component, it never occurred to me while listening to you back then that the fight for Biliran’s liberation rests entirely on this. And it certainly never sounded back then that this mission of liberation was yours alone. I thought it was much yours as it is your supporters, volunteers and voters.

    Clearly, the Espinas’ political stranglehold of the Province did not happen overnight. Without the resources of the political dynasties of old (such as vast lands and multitudes of tenants), Gerry Espina Sr was able to build a political dynasty in just less than a decade. This became possible because of the tacit approval and agreement of the local leadership in the different municipalities. In addition, the socio-economic and political situation of the Province (and even that of the country) was fertile ground on which patronage and transactional politics (where political dynasties is one of its manifest expressions) could flourish.

    The Espinas’ rise to power, therefore, cannot be addressed in isolation – removed from the context and situation of the Province of Biliran. If you are only against them but not against the very systems, processes and order that favor political dynasties to rise, your fight, Congressman, becomes a mere personal vendetta. Correct me if I’m wrong but this is exactly the impression that I’m getting from you. How else would I consider your policy of blindly opposing the Governor?. For example, why can’t you and the Governor work for the Provincial Hospital? I’ve been there recently and it’s really a pitiful place! Ones the Espinas are gone, what then? You just make it possible for another political family with the same lust for greed and power to build their own a la Espina. And that beneficiary could very well be possibly be you, Congressman (what with your father supposedly in the running).

    Allow me to be straightforward, Congressman. Recent events have sparked me to ask questions about your real intentions and re-assess my support and my dream for Biliran that seemed to hue closely with yours during the elections. So, for the benefit of myself and others who are themselves asking, please shed light on the following:

    – what have you done as a congressman to sponsor an enabling law that would put reality to the constitutional mandate banning political dynasties?

    – why did you support the constituent assembly move in the House? Why did you vote against GMA’s impeachment?

    – why did you bolt out of the Liberal Party to join the administration party?

    – what have you been doing to create a party or force of your own in the province based on your platform of new politics and good governance?

    – how many consultations/forums/educational discussions have you conducted in Biliran over important policies and social issues? Relatedly, what portion of your monthly budget slated for public fora and consultations have you spent for the matter?

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